Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen

Highest Rated: 93% Traffic (2000)

Lowest Rated: 0% How Sweet It Is (2013)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1982

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

Actress Erika Christensen first caught attention with an award-winning performance in Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic" (2000) before taking center stage in "Swimfan" (2002), "The Tortured" (2010) and "The Case for Christ" (2017) and landing the recurring role of Julia in family drama "Parenthood" (NBC, 2010-15). Born in Seattle, WA in 1982 to Scientologist parents, Erika Christensen moved with her family to Los Angeles aged four and after appearing in various commercials made her screen debut in "Leave It to Beaver" (1997). Following guest spots on "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004), "The Practice" (NBC, 1997-04) and "Nothing Sacred" (ABC, 1997-98), Christensen co-starred in Disney sci-fi "Can of Worms" (1999) and was cast as the youngest daughter of a 17th Century Puritan family in sitcom "Thanks" (CBS, 1999). Her big break came when she landed the role of Caroline Wakefield, the drug-addicted daughter of Michael Douglas' Ohio judge, in the Oscar-nominated "Traffic" (2000). Christensen subsequently shared top billing with Busy Philipps as a school shooting survivor in "Home Room" (2002), starred as Jesse Bradford's stalker in teen movie "Swimfan" (2002) and played Susan Sarandon's daughter in groupie comedy "The Banger Sisters" (2002). She continued her prolific streak with the roles of romantic lead Cate in contemporary adaptation "Wuthering Heights" (2003), gifted student Anna in high school heist "The Perfect Score" (2004) and the girlfriend of a death-obsessed artist in horror "Riding with the Bullet" (2004). Christensen then appeared on screen with her brother Dane in rom-com "The Upside of Anger" (2005), starred alongside Elizabeth Banks and Maria Bello in dysfunctional family drama "The Sisters" (2005) and played a flight attendant in airborne mystery "Flightplan" (2005) before returning to the small screen as nanny Mae Anderson in interweaving New York series "Six Degrees" (ABC, 2006-07). Christensen then added to her filmography with the parts of rape victim Mona in vigilante dramedy "Gardener of Eden" (2007), hostage Jessica in crime comedy "How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It)" (2007) and crazed roommate Claire in psychological thriller "Veronika Decides to Die" (2009). After showing up in rom-com "Mercy" (2009) and starring as a grieving mother in horror movie "The Tortured" (2010), Christensen bagged the part of go-getting lawyer Julia in "Parenthood" (NBC, 2010-15). During her five-year run on the family drama, she also showed up in musical "How Sweet It Is" (2013) and played a runaway bride in TV movie "My Boyfriend's Dogs" (2014). Following its cancelation, she joined Ed Westwick as a serial killing-couple on the short-lived "Wicked City" (ABC, 2015) and became a TV movie regular, playing a high-powered exec in "Anything for Love" (2016), real life lawyer Anita Hill's friend in "Confirmation" (2016) and the object of an obsessed fan's affections in "The Follower" (2016). She also appeared in post-9/11 tale "All at Once" (2016), starred alongside Mike Vogel in faith-based drama "The Case for Christ" (2017) and played Kyra Sedgwick's sister Ali in missing girl mystery "Ten Days in the Valley" (ABC, 2017-18). Christensen then portrayed socialite Alice in TV movie "To Have and to Hold" (2019) before landing the role of Gertie in mob caper "Clover" (2019).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
28% 60% Clover Gertie (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Have and to Hold Alice (Character) - 2019
59% 87% The Case for Christ Leslie Strobel (Character) $14.7M 2017
No Score Yet 48% Anything for Love Katherine (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Follower Chelsea (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 44% All at Once Tiffany Fontinella (Character) - 2016
83% 74% Confirmation Shirley Wiegand (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 33% My Boyfriends' Dogs Bailey (Character) - 2014
0% 62% How Sweet It Is Sarah Cosmo (Character) - 2013
6% 35% The Tortured Elise (Character) - 2010
43% 56% Mercy Robin (Character) $5.1K 2009
No Score Yet 50% Veronika Decides to Die Claire (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 87% Struck Unknown (Character) - 2008
29% 42% How to Rob a Bank Jessica (Character) $711 2007
No Score Yet 33% Gardener of Eden Mona (Character) - 2007
30% 52% The Sisters Irene Prior (Character) - 2005
75% 63% The Upside of Anger Andy Wolfmeyer (Character) $18.8M 2005
37% 48% Flightplan Fiona (Character) $89.7M 2005
16% 44% The Perfect Score Anna (Character) $10.4M 2004
26% 34% Riding the Bullet Jessica (Character) $101.1K 2004
No Score Yet 53% Wuthering Heights Cate (Character) - 2003
55% 78% Home Room Deanna Cartwright (Character) - 2003
48% 42% The Banger Sisters Hannah (Character) $30.3M 2002
15% 32% Swimfan Madison Bell (Character) $28.6M 2002
93% 85% Traffic Caroline Wakefield (Character) $124.1M 2000
No Score Yet 37% Can of Worms Katelyn (Character) - 1999
21% 31% Leave It to Beaver Karen (Character) $10.7M 1997

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Match Game Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2018
55% 74% Ten Days in the Valley Ali (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ninja Warrior USA Contestant 2017
18% 67% Wicked City Betty Beaumontaine (Character) 2015
88% 96% Parenthood Julia Braverman (Character) 2010-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2012
No Score Yet 90% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2009 2005
25% No Score Yet Mercy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit FBI Special Agent Lauren Cooper (Guest Star) 2008
42% No Score Yet Six Degrees Mae Anderson (Character) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2004
No Score Yet 75% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
11% No Score Yet The Geena Davis Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 95% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
45% No Score Yet Time of Your Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks Unknown (Character) 1999
93% 94% Frasier Teenager (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
71% No Score Yet Nothing Sacred Unknown (Guest Star) 1997

QUOTES FROM Erika Christensen CHARACTERS

Elise says: [crying] Whoever has my little boy please don't hurt him. Please.